Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Milne Library Business Manager (revised) - SUNY Geneseo

Milne Library at SUNY Geneseo seeks a full time Business Manager to be responsible for the implementation of programmatic and administrative matters involving library budget planning, monitoring, procurement, facilities, and collections. The position has delegated responsibility for liaison with campus offices and external contacts on behalf of the Director of Milne Library.

The library has 30 faculty and staff members (full time equivalent), a budget of over two million dollars, and serves about 5,500 students and 265 faculty.

Specific roles and duties of the Business Manager include the following:

Administrative and Budget Management (40%): >Supervises one full-time Administrative Assistant. >Works directly with Director of Milne Library on library administration and library projects, including facility planning, evaluation of services, learning environment, etc. >Develops, prepares, and maintains library budget. This position has major programmatic responsibility for the library budget and is responsible for purchases, internal accounting and management of expenditures related to all library operations. >Actively participates in the Library Management Team.

Personnel HR & Policies Management (20%): >Works with College Human Resource (HR) office to manages all files, administrative policies and forms for library personnel. >Assists with the employment process of staff, including interviewing, hiring, training. Makes recommendations concerning the processes for evaluation, promotion, and terminations. >Coordinates execution of annual staff reviews and faculty/professional staff annual reports.

Outreach and Development Officer (20%): >Serves as liaison with College Advancement, Geneseo Foundation, Alumni Relations, and Friends of Milne Library. >Plans, coordinates, and assesses ongoing community engagement, service learning, and internship projects. >Facilitates Library Communications and Marketing Team to develop an effective communication strategy, coordinate marketing, communications, and outreach programs including some events and exhibits.

Assessment and Statistics Officer (15%): >Gathers and manages library's organizational knowledge and business intelligence. >Participates in Assessment Team meetings, assists with library assessment and statistical projects. >Coordinates responses to external requests for statistics. Collaborates with campus offices that collect and disseminate data. >Works closely with Library staff to provide necessary data for their scholarly research activities and grant applications.

Other duties as assigned, as needed. (5%)


Required: Bachelor’s degree in relevant area, e.g. business, human resources, public administration. 3 years experience providing administrative or program support. Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills. Experienced user of MS Office

Preferred: Master’s degree in relevant area, e.g. MBA, MPA, MLS, Human resources. Candidates with demonstrated experience in project management, assessment, statistics, outreach, and development. Strong commitment to customer service. Excellent problem-solving skills and an aptitude for complex, analytical work with attention to detail and organization. Experience providing administrative support for a college, university or library organization. Familiarity with online organizational and collaboration tools, e.g. wikis, webinar software, Google docs, etc.

Complete description and qualifications available at:

Position is a 12-month, full-time position within the library. Initial 1 yr. contract renewable. Starting salary of $47,000. Comprehensive benefits package. Review of applicants begins immediately.

To apply, submit an online professional application at and attach a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references. All applicants are subject to drug and criminal background checks.

SUNY Geneseo is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students. Minorities and women are strongly encouraged to apply.